We help parents raise cavity free children. With improved technology it may be possible to eliminate tooth decay in children. In other words, the unpleasant dental experiences of your youth do not have to be repeated on your children. We do everything in our power to make sure you are aware of the specific ways to prevent tooth decay for your child. What that means is you save money and your child remains healthy!
WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO BRING MY CHILD IN FOR THEIR FIRST DENTAL VISIT?
This is a question we are often asked. We believe that a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums starts at a very early age. It is important for children to have a great introduction to dentistry. We encourage parents to bring their young children into our office and show them around. They can have a "ride" in the dental chair, practise opening their mouths and ask plenty of questions. It is important that both kids and parents are feeling comfortable. Dr Clubb will then do as much of a check up as the child will allow on the day. We understand kids will be kids! Steven has 2 young boys so he understands.
Generally regular check ups should start at age 3. If you have any concerns before this please contact Clubb Dental
We recommend fissure sealant treatment when your child's first permanent molar teeth come through, usually at the age of 6-7 years and the remainder of teeth be sealed as they appear thereafter.
A fissure(or pit) sealant is a thin, plastic film that is applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth create a protective barrier which prevents food and bacteria getting into these teeth. This safe and painless technique thereby protects childrens' teeth and prevents dental decay. Fissure Sealants cost $55 per tooth. This amount is rebated through your Private Health Insurance and you only pay the balance. The amount rebated will depend on your Health Insurer and your level of cover.
Fissure Sealants: • Are safe and effective • Painless in application and unnoticeable after treatment • Prevent decay of molars and premolars • Should last for many years • Easier to keep clean • Reduce the likelihood of fillings in your child's mouth